Table of Contents

Maintaining a binder is an important and required part of this class.  As we do not have the funds to purchase a textbook for each student to take home and study nightly we will create our own textbooks!  We will assemble these binders throughout the school year.  A portion of each class will be dedicated to identifying and labeling each item to be kept in each student's binder.  Since a portion of class time is devoted to binder creation and maintenance a subsequent portion of this courses grade will be based on each student's binder.  Please refer to Binder Organization and Binder Rubric for additional grading requirements.  There will also be a Binder Assess each unit grading the organization and completeness of each binder.  

Students are responsible for making sure copies of all items listed on the Table of Contents can be found in the correct location in their binder.  If a student is missing an item they may check the corresponding unit page for a link to an electronic copy of that item.  Unfortunately I do not have electronic copies of all items.  All items listed on this page were also distributed in class and students may always request additional copies of items that do not have a link to an electronic copy.   It is possible that the item in question is a quiz, quest, assess or test that should have been completed in class.  If you do not have this in your binder it may mean that you still need to make up this missed work.  Please make up work within the designated time in order to receive credit.  If you have a grade for this item and simply lost yours, please ask me for a new copy to keep in your binder for future review. The goal is to make sure all students have access to all content material in order to be better prepared for class.

Introductory Materials

1:  Syllabus
2:  Late Assignment Passes
3:  Hall Passes
4:  Instructions for Course Work
5:  Binder Organization PowerPoint
6:  Binder Rubric
7:  Technology Handout - Remind/Twitter
8:  Vocabulary/Flashcards Instructions
9:  POGIL Instructions
10:  Instructions for Submitting Field Observations
11:  Outlining Instructions
12:  Instructions on Using and Building a Dichotomous Key


Unit One Materials: The Science of Biology

100:  Unit One Divider:  The Science of Biology
101:  Unit One Learning Targets
102:  Unit One Vocabulary List
103:  Science of Biology Notes
104:  Homework:  Biological Terms
105:  Quick Quiz:  Biological Terms
106:  Quick Quiz:  Basic and Applied Science
107:  Quick Quiz:  Vocabulary Terms
108:  Characteristics of Life notes
109:  Quick Quiz:  Flashcards
110:  Quick Quiz:  Match the Vocabulary
111:  Quick Quiz:  Characteristics of Life
112:  Quick Quiz:  Characteristics of Life Vocabulary
113:  POGIL:  Feedback Mechanisms
114:  Homework:  Characteristics of Life Concept Web
115:  Outline of Characteristics of Life
116:  Quick Quiz:  Match the Characteristics
117:  Hierarchy of Life notes
118:  Hierarchy of Life Study Guide
119:  Quick Quiz:  Hierarchy of Life
120:  Phylogeny Notes, including Domain and Kingdom group notes
121:  Quick Quiz:  Taxa of Life
122:  Binder Assess:  Unit  One
123:  Vocabulary Quest:  Unit One
124:  POGIL:  Building a Cladogram
125:  Homework:  Classification
126:  Domain and Kingdoms Handout
127:  Homework:  Domain and Kingdoms
128:  Quick Quiz:  Domains and Kingdoms
129:  Hippo Handout
130:  Homework:  Taxonomic Keys Kit
131:  Quick Quiz:  Dichotomous Keys
132:  Creating a Dichotomous Key Activity - Aliens
133:  Unit One Test:  The Science of Biology
134:  Unit One Reflections

D1:  Section Divider:  Dendrology and Botany
D2:  Dendrology Glossary
D3:  Genera Dichotomous Key
D3:  Species Dichotomous Key

O:  Section Divider:  Ornithology
O1:  Quick Quiz:  Field Week One - Birds!
O2:  Quick Quiz:  Turkey Vulture

C.E.R.:  Classifying Birds in the United States

Unit Two Materials:

200:  Unit Two Divider: 
1:  Unit Two Learning Targets
202:  Unit Two Vocabulary List
203:  The Scientific Practices Introductory Reading and Questions
204:  The Nature of Science Notes
205:  ACT Practice Problems
206:  Quick Quiz:  Scientific Practices and Data Tables
207:  Steps in Constructing a Line Graph
208:  Homework:  Graphing Skills packet
209:  Quick Quiz:  Line Graphs

210:  Homework:  Practice with Pie Charts
211:  Quick Quiz Bar Graphs
ACT Practice Test
213:  POGIL:  Scientific Inquiry
214:  Quick Quiz:  Crosscutting Concepts
215:  Quick Quiz:  Science Vocabulary
216:  Hypothesis Writing Practice
217:  Practice with  the Scientific Method
218:  Quick Quiz:  Hypothesis
219:  More Practice with the Scientific Method
220:  Quick Quiz:  Variables and Groups
221:  Unit Two Test

Unit Three Materials: Introduction to Ecology and the Biosphere

300:  Unit Three Divider:  Introduction to Ecology
1:  Unit Three Learning Targets (we will be creating these together as a class and individually as homework)
302:  Unit Three Vocabulary List (we will be creating this as a class as we move through the material)
303:  Introduction  to Ecology Outline
304:  Quick Quiz:  The Scope of Ecology
305:  Quick Quiz:  52.2 Open Outline
306:  Introduction to Ecology Notes (this area is for any notes you take in class.  If you choose to print off the powerpoint you may also keep it in this place.
307:  Quick Quiz:  Ecology Introduction Notes (part 1)
308:  Pole to Pole Video Worksheet